Friday, July 15, 2011

A Glorious Fourth

We had a lot of fun on July 4th this year!! We began the day by taking Grandpa to the local parade and meeting our friends from 4tunate there, just like last year!

Laura loved the parade and no one minded the rain too much.

Waving flags is so much fun when you are just one.

Here's a picture of us all when the rain cleared up:

After the parade, and lunch at McDonald's, we went home to get ready for our backyard party. We invited a bunch of friends and neighbors and we all sat in the backyard for the evening. It was so much fun! Here's Laura having a good time in the pool.

And here are Calvin and Owen enjoying their dinner:

John is figuring out what to do next:

Facepainting for the kids:

Sparklers were enjoyed when it "started" to get dark:

I tried red, white and blue strawberries:

And festive, chocolate-dipped pretzels:

My mom picked flowers for all the tables:

There were veggies and salsa (including blueberry salsa) to start:

And hotdog rockets for the kids!

Everyone brought a dish so we had plenty of delicious food!

We even had a very sweet, brand-new baby in attendance!!!!

I sewed bunting to make the patio look festive.

We were grateful for pleasant weather!

It was a great day with lots of good memories!!!!


Restless Patriot said...

When do you find the time to do all that you do! I marvel at your accomplishments.

southseaislandhome said...

Pretty colours! You are amazing with the amount of beautiful things you make. And I love the tins with the ribbon around them! Might copy that idea. And can I ask for the blueberry salsa recipe - looks delish!

Bed and Breakfast Brugge said...

Beautiful Posting and Good Family . Cute baby and pretty Look. awesome sharing

Amy K said...

Everything looks so festive! I'll have to remember the hot dog rockets--too cute.